Academy Uniform

To facilitate effective teaching and learning at Sandwell Academy there is a strict code of conduct with respect to uniform and office dress for both staff and students.  Establishing and maintaining high expectations of appearance for staff and students is essential to supporting the ethos of a professional, business orientated, educational environment.

In our diverse community, some of our students follow religious guidance on aspects of appropriate clothing.  Sandwell Academy is sensitive to the requirements of specific items of dress code required by religious beliefs.

We ask for your support and co-operation to help keep the standards of students’ uniform as high as possible.  Sandwell Academy clothing requirements are listed on the following pages. 

Keystage 3 & 4 Prescribed Uniform

All students are encouraged to take a pride in their personal appearance. The Senior Management reserve the right to take appropriate action to ensure all students wear the correct uniform in a way that enhances the reputation and reinforces the ethos of Sandwell Academy. Parents are asked to clearly label all items of clothing with their child’s name.

Sixth Form Uniform

All students are to wear clothing that would be appropriate for the business world or office environment, including a suit jacket.

Male Dress Code

  • Name badge (provided by the Academy)
  • Smart suit/jacket and trousers
  • Collared shirt and tie
  • Sensible black shoes with no logo or reflective decoration are permitted.
    (Pumps, training shoes, shoes and boots with deep tread soles or with a logo or reflective design are not allowed.)
  • Jewellery
    Nose studs, body and tongue piercing and related jewellery are not allowed.  However, Sixth Form students may wear jewellery that conforms to Health and Safety regulations
  • Hairstyle
    Brightly coloured hair dyes and totally shaved or decorated scalps are unacceptable for the Academy.

Female Dress Code

  • Name badge (provided by the Academy)
  • Smart suit/jacket and trousers or jacket and skirt.
  • Blouse or shirt (not low cut)
  • Smart sensible shoes (Heels no higher than 5 cm and not of a kitten or stiletto style)
  • Jewellery
    Nose studs, body and tongue piercing and related jewellery are not allowed.  However, Sixth Form students may wear jewellery that conforms to Health and Safety regulations.
  • Hairstyle
    Brightly coloured hair dyes and totally shaved or decorated scalps are unacceptable for the Academy. Hair accessories must be sensible and either black or navy blue

Students are not permitted to wear denim jackets, baseball hats, cropped tops or hooded sweatshirts. Parents are asked to clearly label all items of clothing with their child’s name.

All Sixth Form students are encouraged to take a pride in their personal appearance.  The Senior Management reserve the right to take appropriate action to ensure all students dress appropriately to enhance the reputation and reinforce the ethos of Sandwell Academy.

PE Kit

  • Academy Polo shirt with badge
  • Academy Shorts or Gym Skirt
  • Academy Sport Socks
  • White Sports Socks
  • Academy Tracksuit with badge
  • Academy Sweatshirt with badge
  • Non marking soled shoes
  • Towel
  • Suitable carrying bags

We recommend that for hockey, students should use shin pads and a mouth guard to comply with Health and Safety advice. These are available from most sports shops.

Students involved in physical activities are required to wear Academy PE clothing.

Performing Arts KS4 & KS5 Students Only

  • Sandwell Academy Performing Arts T shirt and sweatshirt.
  • Black Tracksuit Bottoms or Jazz Pants.
  • Jazz Shoes.

Academy Dress and General Appearance Guidelines

facilitate effective teaching and learning at Sandwell Academy there is a strict code of conduct with respect to uniform and office dress for both staff and students. Establishing and maintaining high expectations of appearance for staff and students is essential to supporting the ethos of a professional, business orientated, educational environment.

In our diverse community, some of our students follow religious guidance on aspects of appropriate clothing. Sandwell Academy is sensitive to the requirements of specific items of dress code required by religious beliefs.

We ask for your support and co-operation to help keep the standards of students’ uniform as high as possible. Sandwell Academy clothing requirements are listed on the following pages.

Official Suppliers

Official Academy clothing is obtainable from:

Gogna School Wear & Sports
67/69 Rookery Road
Birmingham
B21 9QU
Tel: 0121 523 5572

Clive Mark Schoolwear Limited
4-5 Three Shires Oak Road
Bearwood
Smethwick, B67 5AX
Tel : 0121 429 4244

Please Note the Following Guidelines

Extreme Hairstyles

No extreme hair style or colouring (including totally, partially shaved, or decorated scalps, brightly coloured hair dyes). Sensible hair accessories in black or navy blue.

Jewellery

Earrings, rings, nose studs, body and tongue piercing and related jewellery are not allowed. One plain stud can be used for pierced ears and a watch may be worn.

Make Up

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) – Not to be worn
Key Stage 4 (Years 9,10 & 11) – Mascara only
Key Stage 5 (6.1 and 6.2) – Appropriate make up for the office.

Cropped Tops, Hooded Sweatshirts, Denim Jackets and Baseball Caps

Students are not allowed to wear cropped tops, hooded sweatshirts, any denim clothing or baseball caps as they enter the Academy.

Academy Kilts and Trousers

No variation of the kilt or trouser styles is acceptable.

Footwear

Boots or shoes with a deep tread are not allowed. Sensible black shoes with no logo or reflective decoration are permitted. Heels should be no higher than five centimetres and must not be stiletto or kitten type.